The Only Cough Remedy You’ll Ever Need

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Coughing_RemediesSomeone, anyone ... please explain to me what's going on with the coughing outbreak? Really, though! I feel like everywhere I go lately, someone is hacking up a lung, and it makes me feel like we're back in the frigid mid-winter. Last time I checked, it's actually mid-summer, which means everyone coughing up that aforementioned lung is probably pissed that they're doing so.

Well, what if I were to tell you that there's one thing that could get rid of that nasty cough? Seriously. Something you can snag at your local grocery store that may be JUST as effective as a cough suppressant.

Ready for it?

Honey.

Seriously! According to Mayo Clinic, honey works to soothe coughing! In fact, it has appeared to be just as effective as an ingredient in common cough suppressants, dextromethorphan. The best part? Honey is SERIOUSLY inexpensive. Yes, please.

So what are the best ways to get the recommended dosage (2 teaspoons) of the sweet stuff? Well of course if you're living on the edge, you can take it straight up. Personally, I'm more prone to sweetening up some tea with honey to lessen the painful throat irritation. If tea isn't your thing, opt for warm water with a little lemon instead.

Have you ever used honey to help cure a cough?


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2baby... 2babymomma

i use it for my kids but it doesn't really last that long

Nelli... NellieAthome

True 2babymomma it does not last a long time but truthfully neither does cough syrup. With honey you can repeat as often as needed without worrying about an overdose

Trina_ Trina_

For a real bad cough It doesn't really work at all..it might for a little tickle.

Ranti... RantingSyko

Tellin you....whiskey with rock candy in it.

Karen Claud

One reason for the coughing may be that since so many people have become anti-vaccine, there has been an enormous pertussis upsurge. It's very contagious, and can kill a newborn, so I would use caution if you are in an area where a lot of people are coughing, and there have been no colds going around.

nonmember avatar CoughSpot

I've heard that local honey is best. It's supposed to have all the good stuff in it that can help sore throats...(and it's DELICIOUS). So befriend someone local with bee hives, if you can!

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